Hendijan County

Hendijan County (Persian: شهرستان هندیجان) is located in Khuzestan province, Iran. The capital of the county is Hendijan. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 35,932, in 7,227 families.[1] Hendijan County is located in the southeast of Iran and is connected to Persian Gulf through Zohreh River.

Hendijan County
شهرستان هندیجان
Location of Hendijan County in Khuzestan province
Location of Hendijan County in Khuzestan province
Location of Khuzestan province in Iran
Location of Khuzestan province in Iran
Coordinates: 30°19′N 49°50′E / 30.317°N 49.833°E / 30.317; 49.833Coordinates: 30°19′N 49°50′E / 30.317°N 49.833°E / 30.317; 49.833
CountryFlag of Iran.svg Iran
ProvinceKhuzestan
CapitalHendijan
Districts2 (2006)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total35,932
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)
Hendijan County can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "9206396" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".

Administrative divisionsEdit

Hendijan County (2006)[1]
Administrative Divisions Pop.
Central District 28,715
Hendijan-e Gharbi Rural District 1,136
Hendijan-e Sharqi Rural District 2,479
Hendijan City 25,100
Cham Khalaf-e Isa District 7,217
Cham Khalaf-e Isa Rural District 2,701
Soviren Rural District 3,234
Zahreh City 1,282
Total Hendijan County 35,932

HistoryEdit

The name of this area was “Hendigan” after Islam entered Iran, because of its vicinity to Persian Gulf.

According to archaeological documents, this area was a residential area on the edge of Hendijan river around 10,000 years BCE.

Some earthen wares also prove civilization in lower part of Hendijan river in the vicinity of Persian Gulf related to Arsacid Empire era.

Some earthen wares famous as Chinese earthen ware has been found in the historical harbor called “Mahi Rouban” in the vicinity of Hendijan related to Ashkaniyan era.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Statistical Center of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.